Every year, Deaconess Anne House invites 4-7 college graduates to live intentionally in Christian community, serve the poor, and grow spiritually. If you are passionate about justice, we want you here. If you are eager to learn more about God, yourself, and your world, we want you here. If you think a year of service is a year ON rather than a year OFF, we want you here!
Our recruitment season will begin in mid-November 2017 and lasts until we have a full house. If you would like to apply for next year (August 25, 2018 - July 14, 2019), go to www.episcopalservicecorps.org and fill out an application.
St. Louis awaits you!
Countdown of Benefits to
Being a Corps Member
10. Completion and Relocation Bonus
Members receive at least $800 at the completion of the year to aid them in costs for moving and deposit on an apartment.*
Members live together at the Deaconess Anne House at no cost to the members. All utilities, property taxes, maintenance costs, furniture, wi-fi, and other housing associated costs are paid by The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Members each sign a lease with The Diocese.
8. Health Insurance
Members are provided with health insurance paid for in full by The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri unless members (under the age of 26) are eligible to remain on their parent’s insurance plans.
Members receive bus/metro passes for their term of service. A member may use his/her car and receive a monthly gas allowance of up to $80.
6. Monthly Stipend
Members receive a sufficient personal stipend to be used at the member’s discretion.
5. Food Allowance
Corps Members have their food provided for within the shared life of the community. The amount of money allocated for food has proven to be sufficient even for those who are vegan. Raw foodists may need to supplement their diet from their own finances.
Members participate in a high quality curriculum taught and developed by professors, trained clergy, and other professionals. The curriculum is designed to help members achieve greater clarity about their vocational calling, provide members with a deeper understanding of social justice issues, and lead the members into a deeper awareness of God.
3. Job Experience
Members gain valuable job experience working for organizations engaged in improving the quality of life in St. Louis. Every effort is made to assist members in their transition to their next work-living experience. Future employers seek applicants through an ESC job bank.
2. Mentors, Spiritual Directors, and Sponsoring Parishes
DAH members enjoy the rich support of a community dedicated to their well being. In the Spring, Mentors meet with members monthly for coffee and conversation, spiritual directors are available to meet regularly to help guide members through their vocational discernment. All year long, sponsoring parishes offer their support through prayer and hospitality.
1. Life in Community
Living together in a spiritually grounded, community of Deaconess Anne Corps Members is an amazing opportunity to go deeper in your own self-knowledge: you'll gain insight into how you relate, deal with conflict, make decisions, when you jump in and when you hold back and why. You'll learn so much about yourself and so much about others. All in a wrap-around environment of support and shared vision.
* Relocation and Completion Bonus is contingent on members' fulfillment of their contractual obligation.